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What happened today in history?
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May 30

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1998A powerful earthquake rocks northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000 people.
 
1996Britain's Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah 'Fergie' Ferguson, are granted a divorce.
 
1981Ziaur Rahman, the President of Bangladesh, is assassinated.
 
1971The Mars lander Mariner 9 lifts off from Cape Kennedy, FL.
 
1922The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated today in Washington, DC, by Chief Justice William Howard Taft.
 
1883A rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge could collapse causes a stampede that kills 12.
 
1868The first Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) is observed in the US, giving family and friends an opportunity to honor the graves of departed soldiers.
 
1854The US territories of Nebraska and Kansas are established.
 
1783The first daily newspaper in the US, the Pennsylvania Evening Post, begins publication in Philadelphia.
 
1539Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto lands in Florida.
 
1431  Joan of Arc is burned at the stake in Rouen, France.
 

Born today:

1974  Cee-Lo - rapper (Goodie Mob)

1964  Tom Morello - guitarist (Rage Against the Machine)

1964  Wynonna (Judd) - country singer

1958  Marie Fredriksson - singer (Roxette)

1955  Nicky Headon - rock drummer (The Clash)

1953  Colm Meaney - actor

1951  Stephen Tobolowsky - actor

1949  Lydell Mitchell - football player

1945  Meredith MacRae - actress

1944  Lenny Davidson - lead guitarist (The Dave Clark Five)

1943  Gale Sayers - football running back

1939  Michael Pollard - actor

1936  Keir Dullea - actor

1927  Clint Walker - actor

1920  Franklin Schaffner - film director

1912  Joseph Stein - playwright

1909  Benny Goodman - clarinetist, bandleader

1908  Mel Blanc - cartoon voice-over artist

1907  Cheerios (General Mills)  


Lester Borchardt - Cheerios inventor
(photo credit: General Mills)
 

1896  Howard Hawks - film producer, director

1892  Stepin Fetchit - actor

1672  Peter the Great - Czar of Russia

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Gemini (The Twins)   Gemini    

(The Twins)

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